Winter Preparedness?

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by ChicagoFJ60, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. ChicagoFJ60

    ChicagoFJ60

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    What tools/supplies/ things I should do under the hood? should I carry to survive anything that nature can throw at me ?

    Candy? Hand warmers? a cell phone that works!!!!
    Jumper cables? Is there a check list I should have that can let me know what I should carry to survive the worst?


    Nicholas
     
  2. lovetoski

    lovetoski SILVER Star

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    Kinda depends on where you are going in the winter, and the condition of the truck. Best is to make sure that it runs well, so you won't break down...

    Stuff I carry includes:
    warm clothes
    Jumper cables
    tow strap
    flashlight + spare batts
    firstaid kit
    chains
    tools
    oil
    coolant
    spare tire in a can
    flares
    fuses
    rags
     
  3. baloo

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    I have my normal tools and recovery stuff plus I add a duffle bag with wool pants, gloves, coat, hat, sleeping bag, MREs Water and fire making stuff.
     
  4. FJTOYMAN

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    One of the most important things to do is let some one know where your going and what is the latest time that you'll be back. That way if someting goes wrong help will be on the way.
     
  5. COSkier

    COSkier

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    I like lovetoski's list, but I admit, my list is much smaller.

    Here in the Colorado mountains, I mostly make sure that I carry a sleeping bag, some food and water ('cause melting snow sucks), and some of the tools already mentioned. Oh, and a candle + lighter. Cell phones are a good idea, but it depends where you are. I can't imagine that there are too many places around Chicago you can't get cell coverage.

    And the best warming device I carry? My 2 black labs!
     
  6. gillti

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    So Cal Winter preparedness:

    Gas

    it's 85 degrees today (thanksgiving)

    What's this thing you call winter?
     
  7. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Rum Runnin' SILVER Star

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    I've heard that carrying some kitty litter in your car can get you out of some smelly situations. My co-worker swears by it.
     
  8. Front Range 4x4

    Front Range 4x4

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    Yep, it's a good idea. I had the opportunity to use some recently except I use oil dry (about the same thing) and 50lbs is cheaper than litter and has the alternate use of soaking up that oil pan leak on the garage floor ;)
     
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